|Shocker Internet Drive In - Week 50: "Moon Men" Marathon|
Hello again and welcome to the Shocker Internet Drive In's 50th presentation! Who would have thought that we would make it this long, much less maintain interest, but if it wasn't for you, our loyal patrons, our monthly little tributes to the long lost drive in would be nothing. So, with our helmets on and jetpacks firing, we say a warm and hearty "Thank You" to all our visitors. And, as a special surprise, we thought we would bring you something a little different...
Keywords: drive in; horror; sci fi; Commando Cody; Rocket Man; Moon
Downloads: 23 (1 review)
|Quicksand - Mort Briskin, Samuel H. Stiefel|
After borrowing $20 from his employer's cash register, an auto mechanic is plunged into a series of increasingly disastrous circumstances which rapidly spiral out of his control.
Keywords: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir; Mystery; Mickey Rooney; Peter Lorre
Downloads: 12,908 (10 reviews)
|The Sensation Seekers - Lois Weber|
A rarity. Surviving extant fragments of the 1926 production based on Ernest Pascal's story "Egypt". Roughly 1/3 of the film missing. Most of the beginning middle and end of the film are present. All of the material is pieced together in the correct chronological order it appeared in the film.This is the final feature directed by Lois Weber. This film stars the legendary silent screen siren Billie Dove.
Keywords: silent; universal pictures; silent film; billie dove; lois weber; ernest pascal; egypt
Downloads: 270 (2 reviews)
|Dangerous Lady. - George R Batcheller|
PRC's attempt at a Thin Man style mystery, co-starring Neil Hamilton and June Storey. Directed by Bernard B Ray (as B B Ray) Released in 1941. Complete print.
Keywords: mysteries; whodunits; comedies; Neil Hamilton; June Storey; Douglas Frowley; Evelyn Brent
Downloads: 693 (2 reviews)
|Too Late for Tears|
This is pure noir. Lizabeth Scott and Arthur Kennedy are a couple who receive a satchel full of money that was intended for someone else (Dan Duryea). He wants to turn the cash over to the authorities; she wants to keep it---no matter what the consequenses: "Jane, Jane, what's happening to us---what's happening. The money sits down there in an old leather bag and yet it's tearing us apart. It's poison, Jane...
Keywords: noir; suspense; murder; crime
Downloads: 112,964 (14 reviews)
|Behind Green Lights|
The action begins when a car occupied by the corpse of a sleazy private detective glides down a hill and winds up in front of a police station. (The title of the film stems from the fact that police stations used to have green lights at the entrance.) Currently (2010-02-23) the movie is rated 7.2 at the IMDB! Some of the stars are William Gargan, Carole Landis, John Ireland, Charles Russell, and Don Beddoe...
Keywords: William Gargan; crime; drama; noir; murder; mystery; police; reporters; John Ireland; Charles Russell; Don Beddoe
Downloads: 54,982 (24 reviews)
|Fear in the Night - L.B. Merman, William H. Pine, William C. Thomas|
A film noir shocker, based on the story Nightmare by Cornell Woorlich, in which average Joe Vince Grayson (De Forest Kelley) dreams he murders someone and wakes up to find it may not have been a dream. This is worth it for the clever plot twists alone.
Keywords: Film-Noir; Mystery; De Forest Kelley
Downloads: 37,766 (7 reviews)
|Phantom Ship , The - Henry Passmore|
Also known as "The Mystery of the Marie Celeste". You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.
Keywords: horror; mystery; drama
Downloads: 60,582 (16 reviews)
|Invisible Avenger - Emanuel Demby, Eric Sayers|
Lamont Cranston, aka The Shadow (Richard Derr), investigates the murder of a New Orleans bandleader.
Keywords: Action; Drama
Downloads: 4,310 (2 reviews)
|King Solomon's Mines|
Classic adventure film based on the H. Rider Haggard novel. Kathy O'Brien convinces explorer/adventurer Alan Quatermain to lead a small rescue party to search for her father who abandoned her to find the fabled diamond mines of King Soloman.
Downloads: 84,526 (14 reviews)
Stars Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead.
Keywords: mystery; horror; Vincent Price
Downloads: 14,554 (8 reviews)
|Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter|
Downloads: 383 (1 review)
|Back-Room Boy - Edward Black|
After being jilted by his fiancee, Arthur Pilbeam (Arthur Askey) wants a job where he will encounter no women. He is sent to a lighthouse on a remote Scottish island which is being run as a meteoroligical station where he is supposed to be the only inhabitant. However, Jane (Vera Frances), a young girl, has stowed-away on his boat. She is looking for her uncle on the neighbouring island. Then model Bobbie turns up - her boat has been torpedoed...
Keywords: Comedy; Arthur Askey
Downloads: 10,434 (16 reviews)
WWII era Musical starring Dick Foran, the Andrew Sisters, Harry James, and Joe E Lewis. Dick Foran play a western style crooner who's anxious to join the Army. After he's enlisted he thinks he's to good for basic training which raises the ire of his fellow soldiers.
Keywords: comedy; musical; World War II
Downloads: 62,460 (5 reviews)
|Yellowneck - R. John Hugh|
5 Confederate soldiers desert, make their way through the Everglades, against snakes, disease and all the other and try to make it to Cuba.The scenes that take place during a storm were actually shot during a hurricane that visited Florida during the shooting schedule. Snakes used in the scenes came from a local tourist trap called Alligator Farm. Many of the exterior scenes were made in Altamonte Springs area...
Keywords: civil war; florida; swamps; jungle; snakes; escape
Downloads: 16,354 (6 reviews)
|Earthworm Tractors - Samuel Bischoff, Hal B. Wallis|
Joe E. Brown as Andrew H. Botts, wreaks havok on a small town after coning his way into a salesman position for the Earthworm Tractor company.
Keywords: Comedy; Romance
Downloads: 27,936 (20 reviews)
|Heartbeat - Sam Wood|
A young female escapee from a reform school (Ginger Rogers) joins a pickpocket academy in Paris.
Keywords: Comedy; Ginger Rogers; Movie Powder; avi
Downloads: 4,790 (2 reviews)
|Teaserama - Irving Klaw and Paula Klaw|
This, uh, documentary is a compilation of performances by strippers and comedians featuring Bettie Page and Tempest Storm. IMDb Page
Keywords: Stripper; Comedy; Burlesque; Variety
Downloads: 79,508 (14 reviews)
|Hell in a Circus - Victor Schertzinger (uncredited)|
Life in an itinerant theatrical troupe. A well-acted and well-produced pre-code drama which touches on infidelity and illegitimacy (by '30s standards). The final scenes might be considered an unintentional prediction of the 1944 Hartford circus tragedy. Directed by Victor Schertzinger. Released in 1933. a.k.a. "The Constant Woman". complete print.
Keywords: dramas; theatrical troupe; pre code; Conrad Nagel; Leila Hyams; Tommy Conion
Downloads: 749 (2 reviews)
|Exposure 1932 - Sigmund Neufield|
A hotshot reporter saves a failing newspaper while personally fighting alcoholism. Directed by Norman Hudson. Released in 1932. Possibly a 2nd-release edit
Keywords: dramas; newspapers; scandal sheets; pre code; Lila Lee; Walter Dyron; Tully Marshall
Downloads: 485 (1 review)
|Sky Racket - Sam Katzman (uncredited)|
An adventure with a runaway bride, crooks, radio waves shooting down mail planes, tap-dancing, etc.. Hey, it was the '30s when anything could happen. Stars Herman Brix (a.k.a. Bruce Bennett) and Joan Barklay. Future Oscar winner Hattie McDaniels appears in a minor role. Remake of "Ghost Patrol," which also is available here at IA. Directed by Sam Katzman Released in 1937 a.k.a. "Flight Into Danger" (UK) 90 seconds are missing CAST NOTE: Brix and Barklay are also paired in "Amateur Crook," which ...
Keywords: adventures; radio death rays; Herman Brix; Joan Barklay; Monte Blue; Hattie McDaniels
Downloads: 621 (1 review)
|Ghost Patrol - Sigmund Neufeld|
Tim McCoy plays undercover federal agent Tim Caverly who's sent to investigate plane crashes caused by a mysterious ray gun.
Keywords: Western, Sci Fi,Aviation
Downloads: 22,037 (1 review)
|INVASION OF THE BEE GIRLS widescreen & quality upgrade. - Fred Weintraub|
This is the original widescreen print, which is significantly sharper than the 4:3 print here at IA. According to IMDB this version also is in the public domain. Anyway, how could you not like a movie with dialog like this: "We balled and we balled and we balled, until he dropped dead." Besides, there are many happy endings, and it gives a whole new meaning to, "What's the buzz?" Directed by Denis Sanders...
Keywords: sci fi; exploitation; sexploitation; lethal sex; nudity; entomology gone wild; killer housewives
Downloads: 5,534 (4 reviews)
|The Intruder 1933 - M H Hoffman Jr|
Some will say this is a murder mystery. Others will claim it's an adventure. Still others will insist it's a comedy. But no one can deny this is a whacky movie. Directed by Albert Ray. Released in 1933. 2nd release edit?
Keywords: Mysteries; adventures; comedies; ship wrecks; gorilla suits; Monte Blue; Lila Lee; William Davidson; Mischa Auer
Downloads: 626 (1 review)
|BOWANGA BOWANGA a.k.a. Wild Women - Morris Landres|
Legendarily awful girly exploitation flick. Cheesier than a Wisconsin dairy products expo. Features no one you will want to see again, except for the moose. So there are moose in Africa. Who knew? (Not to be confused with the "The Wild Women of Wongo"). Directed by Norman Dawn. Released in 1951. Complete print
Keywords: exploitation; comedies; African moose; mixed wrestling; leopard skin bikinis
Downloads: 2,965 (2 reviews)
|La Ciociara (Two Women) - Carlo Ponti|
The Film tells the story of a woman trying to protect her teenaged daughter from the horrors of war. The film won the Academy Award for Best Actress (Sophia Loren). It was the first time an actress won an acting award for a non-English speaking role.
Keywords: Drama; War
Downloads: 165,794 (11 reviews)
|Shame - Roger Corman|
Shame also known as "I Hate Your Guts" "The Intruder" is a 1962 film directed by Roger Corman starring William Shatner as a racist mystery man sent to stir trouble in a southern town that is about to integrate its high school. Roger Corman claims this is the only film of the over 300 he's produced to lose money.
Keywords: Drama; William Shatner
Downloads: 98,707 (6 reviews)
|Lady Frankenstein - Umberto Borsato|
From IMDb: When Dr. Frankenstein is killed by a monster he created, his daughter and his lab assistant Marshall continue his experiments. The two fall in love and attempt to transplant Marshall's brain in to the muscular body of a retarded servant Stephen, in order to prolong the aging Marshall's life. Meanwhile, the first monster seeks revenge on the grave robbers who sold the body parts used in its creation to Dr...
Downloads: 262,869 (16 reviews)
|Killers of the Sea - Raymond Friedgen|
Captain Wallace Caswell, Jr. became famous for killing various dangerous animals of the sea by hand. This documentary shows him killing a Tiger shark, an octopus and giant sea turtles.
Downloads: 2,423 (4 reviews)
|Creature from the Haunted Sea - Roger Corman|
A crook decides to bump off members of his inept crew and blame their deaths on a legendary sea creature. What he doesn't know is that the creature is real. You can find out more about this movie on its IMDB page.
Downloads: 1,993 (2 reviews)
|Hercules Unchained - Pietro Francisci|
While negotiating peace between two brothers contesting the throne of Thebes, an amnesiac Hercules is seduced by the evil Queen Omphale.
Keywords: Action; Steve Reeves; Movie Powder; avi
Downloads: 20,589 (2 reviews)
|Nazi Concentration Camps|
**This film contains extremely graphic scenes of human suffering, please exercise caution when viewing.** Compilation footage of Nazi concentration camps in the immediate aftermath of World War II. The footage was gathered by the US Department of Defense as part of the effort to conduct war crimes trials. This copy was dubbed from a video copy at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. National Archives Identifiers: ARC: 43452 NAIL: 238.2
Keywords: nazi; war; world war II; concentration camp
Downloads: 504,240 (90 reviews)
|The Story of the Kelly Gang - Johnson and Gibson|
An attempt to create a coherent narrative out of all surviving fragments of Australia's first feature length film. Sections from the final reel are heavily decomposed. Running at just over 20 minutes, this is possibly the longest available version. What the posters said: "A thrilling moving picture from start to finish" "The Most Sensational, The Most Thrilling and Interesting LIVING PICTURES EVER TAKEN." Written and Directed by Charles Tait 1868-1933 Released: December 1906 (Australia) January ...
Keywords: Australia; Bushrangers; Ned Kelly; Silent Film; Early Features; Lost Films; Fragments
Downloads: 5,653 (1 review)
|Sita Sings the Blues - Nina Paley|
Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920's jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw, Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as "the Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told."
Downloads: 553,729 (54 reviews)
|The Child Molester (1964) - N/A|
Produced by the Highway Safety Foundation in 1964, this shocking film deals with a subject quite taboo for its time. The short serves as a dramatized warning, ending with graphic case studies. Unlike the driver's education films produced by the same company, this film was apparently issued for only a short time before being withdrawn. **CONTENT ADVISORY: Crime scene footage at end will upset some people**
Keywords: educational; social issues; criminal
Downloads: 140,361 (57 reviews)
|Hemp for Victory|
US government propaganda film made during WWII touting the virtues of hemp. The film was aimed at farmers at a time when the miltary was facing a shortage of hemp, it shows how hemp is grown and processed into rope and other products. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.
Keywords: propaganda; government film; pdmovies
Downloads: 98,487 (22 reviews)
|Oben/Unten - Lutz Mommartz|
Above/Under: The rock band The Iceni is featured as five men are shown floating before a black background while the torso of a man and a dancing girl's legs are shown in a dance loop.
Downloads: 23,471 (5 reviews)
|The Little American - Cecil B Demille|
During the first world war, a young American woman's boat is torpedoed by a German U-Boat. When she manages to return to her ancestral country of France, she witnesses the German atrocities first hand.This is Wallace Beery's first screen appearance (he plays a German soldier)Stars: Mary Pickford, Jack Holt, Hobart Bosworth, Ben AlexanderDirected by Cecil B DemilleAn Artcraft Picture
Keywords: war; world war I; first world war; france; germany; america; u boat; torpedo; silent film; feture film; mary pickford; cecil b demille; Jack Holt; Ben Alexander; Hobart Bosworth; Wallace Beery
Downloads: 794 (1 review)
|Romance Of The Redwoods - Cecil B Demille|
During the California gold rush, a young woman travels to the west coast to live with her uncle. When she arrives she discovers he has been killed by the natives and his identity and property taken by a notorious outlaw.Stars Mary PickfordProduced and Directed by Cecil B DemilleAn Artcraft Picture
Keywords: Mary Pickford; Cecil B Demille; Artcraft Pictures; identity; murder; revenge; criminal; outlaw; vigilante; California; gold rush; silent film; feature film
Downloads: 655 (1 review)
|Louisiana Story - Robert J. Flaherty|
A young Cajun boy named Alexander Napolean Ulysses Latour (Joseph Boudreaux) spends his time on a Louisiana bayou. There he plays, fishes and hunts, worrying only about the alligators which infest its waters. The boy's innocent routine changes forever when his father (Lionel Le Blanc) signs a lease agreement with an oil company which brings a derrick into their corner of the bayou.
Keywords: Documentary; Drama
Downloads: 6,421 (1 review)
|Charlie Chaplin's "The Fatal Mallet"|
Charlie Chaplin's 15th Film Released June o1 1914 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0003934/
Keywords: Charlie Chaplin; Silents
Downloads: 16,138 (1 review)
|The Squaw Man - Cecil B Demille|
Cecil B Demille's first feature film as a director and producer From Wikipedia: Directed by Oscar Apfel and Cecil B. DeMille and produced by DeMille and Jesse L. Lasky, the screenplay was adapted by Beulah Marie Dix from the 1905 stage play, of the same name, written by Edwin Milton Royle. This first screen version of the story was the legendary DeMille's first movie assignment. It also holds the distinction of being the first feature-length movie filmed specifically in Hollywood...
Keywords: silent; cecil b demille; jesse lasky; paramount
Downloads: 598 (1 review)
|The Virginian - Cecil B Demille|
Cecil B Demille's silent feature film version of Owen Wister's novel "The Virginian" starring Dustin Farnum. A cowboy romances the local school teacher and helps apprehend a gang of cattle rustlers.
Keywords: cecil b demille; jess lasky; paramount; famous players; silent film; feature film; western; dustin farnum; silent film; feature film; paramount; jesse lasky
Downloads: 680 (1 review)
|Test Tube Babies - George Weiss|
Released as an educational film no doubt to get around the Hays Code, this is really a sleazy exploitation film. It has some of the worst acting you'll ever see. Here's the plot from IMDb: A happily married couple has been trying to have a baby with no luck. They discover that the husband is sterile. Their family doctor suggests that they think about artificial insemination, which at the time was considered a scandalous choice...
Keywords: Fertility; Artificial Insemination; Sterility; Exploitation; Education
Downloads: 12,283 (9 reviews)
|The 6th Marine Division on Okinawa|
During the campaign for Okinawa (Operation Iceberg) the Sixth Marine Division was assigned to the III Amphibious Corps. This Academy Award nominated Kodachrome color documentary film tells the story of the 82 days fighting on the Island of Okinawa.
Keywords: WWII; Documentary; Okinawa
Downloads: 8,594 (4 reviews)
|The Patchwork Girl of Oz - The Oz Film Manufacturing Co|
L Frank Baum's film of his fairy tale "The Patchwork Girl of Oz" Violet MacMillan...Ojo, a Munchkin Boy Frank Moore...Unc Nunkie, Ojo's Guardian Raymond Russell...Dr. Pipt, the Crooked Magician Leontine Dranet...Margolotte, his wife, who makes the Patchwork Girl Bobbie Gould...Jesseva, his daughter, betrothed to Danx Marie Wayne...Jinjur, a Maid in the Emerald City Richard Rosson...Danx, a Noble Munchkin (as Dick Rosson) Frank Bristol...The Soldier with the Green Whiskers (Omby Amby) Fred Woodwa...
Keywords: Oz; Wizard of Oz; L Frank Baum
Downloads: 12,542 (5 reviews)
|The Fire-Trap - Larry Darmour|
An insurance appraiser (Norman Foster) falls for the spoiled niece (Evalyn Knapp) of an industrialist involved in insurance fraud. There is a strong reference to the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory tragedy. Directed by Bert P Lynwood. Released in 1935. a.k.a. "Firetrap" Complete print. CAST NOTE: Foster and Knapp also costar in the highly regarded "Ladies Crave Excitement," which is available here at IA.
Keywords: Dramas; crime dramas; the Triangle fire; Norman Foster; Evalyn Knapp; Sidney Blackmer
Downloads: 497 (1 review)
|The Tingler (1959)|
The coroner and scientist Dr. Warren Chapin is researching the shivering effect of fear with his assistant David Morris. Dr. Warren is introduced to Ollie Higgins, the relative of a criminal sentenced to the electric chair, while making the autopsy of the corpse, and he makes a comment about the tingler-effect to him. Ollie asks for a lift to Dr. Warner, and introduces his deaf-mute wife Martha Higgins, who manages a theater of their own...
Downloads: 10,781 (11 reviews)
|Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police - William LeBaron, Edward T. Lowe Jr., and Stuart Walker|
Captain Hugh (Bulldog) Drummond and his fiancée, Phyllis Clavering, are at his ancestral home preparing it for their wedding when a historian arrives to inform him of a hidden treasure within the castle. However, the historian's former assistant wants the treasure, and will stop at nothing to get it. Stars: John Howard, Heather Angel, H. B. Warner, Reginald Denny, and E. E. Clive IMDb Page This movie can also be found here...
Keywords: Mystery; Murder; Crime; Bulldog Drummond
Downloads: 10,739 (4 reviews)
|Bulldog Drummond's Peril - Stuart Walker|
Another trip to the altar for Hugh (Bulldog) Drummond and Phyllis Clavering is averted when, at a pre-wedding gathering at the Clavering estate in Switzerland, a Swiss detective guarding the wedding gifts is murdered and an artificial diamond is stolen. Stars: John Howard, Louise Campbell, Reginald Denny, E. E. Clive, and John Barrymore IMDb Page This movie can also be found here. Bulldog Drummond Movies Bulldog Drummond Escapes Bulldog Drummond Comes Back Bulldog Drummond's Revenge Bulldog Drum...
Keywords: Adventure; Murder; Crime; Bulldog Drummond
Downloads: 8,825 (2 reviews)